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Brain abscess diagnosis

Brain abscess diagnosis
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Type of care

Outpatient

Method

Diagnostic

About the offer

Brain abscess is often an ear, sinus, or tooth infection complication. Therefore, careful collection of anamnesis and listening to the patient's complaints are crucial for diagnosis. A neurologist can make a pre-diagnosis based on particular symptoms, such as a chronic infection and intracranial hypertension. In-depth studies then confirm or refute the alleged diagnosis. The primary method of examination is computed brain tomography. And magnetic resonance imaging clarifies the diagnosis. The illness may be diagnosed this way already on the first days. The study makes it possible to identify areas with changes in the shape and density of tissues. The contrast agent is unevenly accumulated and closer to the inflammatory hearth's periphery, less often in the center. The abscess already formed has precise contours and rounded outlines. If for some reason, imaging tests cannot be performed, then an echoencephalography or craniography is prescribed. With their help, it is possible to detect the displacement of brain structures, indicating that the abscess is compressing its tissues. Lab diagnostics also need to be more informative. For example, increased ESR, white blood cell count, and fever are complex symptoms of almost any inflammatory process, including intracranial ones. Finally, microbiological examination of purulent discharge establishes the causative agent of inflammation. Then, considering the sensitivity of the identified pathogen to antibiotics, doctors select a scheme of antibacterial therapy for each patient.

What’s included

Medical service

Examination
  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with a neurosurgeon
Laboratory tests
  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • biochemical analysis of blood (kidney and liver function tests)
  • inflammation blood tests
Diagnosis
  • neurological examination
  • MRI scan of the head
  • stereotactic cerebral abscess puncture (on the indication, price is not included)
  • specimen examination (on the indication, price is not included)
Other
  • cost of essential materials
  • nursing service
  • discharge medical records
  • further recommendations

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FAQ

How long does the offer take?

The offer is designed for 5 days.

Does the offer require you to stay in the clinic overnight?

No, Brain abscess diagnosis is an outpatient deal.

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What are the age restrictions?

The offer is eligible for both adults and kids.

Can I customize the content of the offer?

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